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"No Worklife Balance and Misplaced Priorities"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

- Large talent pool.
- Interesting consulting projects

Cons

- No worklife balance. Expected to work 10 hour days at a minimum but realistically working 12 to 14 and weekends due to frequent layoffs and unwillingness to back fill positions.
- Over commitment of personnel resulting in poor morale.
- Promotions almost always come with no change in salary. (Often have to leave and come back to get a pay increase)
- Politicing and bad behavior (bordering on unethical) often rewarded with advancement
- Re-organization occurs too frequently.
- Performance evaluation process outdated and ineffectual. (Too subjective)
- Too slow to implement innovation in the marketplace

Advice to Management

- Senior mgmt. needs to end the cycle of re-organization to solve problems and actually do some root cause analysis to understand why departments are not meeting expectations.
- Stop using promotion as a tool to move under performers out of departments and keep exceptional performers from advancing in their careers.
- Empower your personnel. Encourage and reward creativity and new ways to do things. It will make your personnel feel like they have a stake in the success of the company; HP will be more agile in the marketplace and will in turn make the company more profitable.
- When someone advances in their job code, their salary should be within the range of that job code. That is how you keep good people. Treat people fairly and they will bend over backwards to make your company successful!

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "OM"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity for someone right out of college looking for a entry level job. or someone that is on a pathway to something else

    Cons

    No enough growth in this particular position, one might feel stagnant after a while.


  2. "HP Software"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Positive changes happening around direction and focus for the software business. Looks like additional investment coming in critical areas which will be a welcome change.

    Cons

    Autonomy hole we are digging out of presents some real challenges and we need to distance ourselves from the previous regime. Past leadership and current leadership fight is exhausting.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping moving forward. Heading in the right direction. Monitor leadership and adjust


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